Pornography Corrupts us to the Core

Great table on afaithtoliveby, taken from The Porn Trap by Wendy Maltz, illustrating the damage that unhealthy sexuality causes:

Godly/Healthy Sexuality Pornography/Unhealthy sexuality
Caring Using
Sharing with someone “Doing to” someone
Honoring Shameful
Authentic Deceitful
Enhancing your identity Compromises your identity
Emotional bonding Emotional separateness
Spiritual unity Spiritual separateness
Morally saturated Free of moral convention
Communication is essential Communication is optional
Other-directed Selfish, self-directed
Biblical boundaries Has no limits
Involves all of the person Is visual and genital
Naturally drives us toward intimacy Unnaturally drives us toward compulsions
National drives toward sanctification Unnaturally drives towards depravity
Matures into responsible habits Escalates toward irresponsible risks
Nurtures the spouse Hurts the partner
Is an expression of love Is an expression of usefulness
Humanizes Objectifies
Honors the image/imaging of God in you Dishonors the image/imaging of God in you
Honors the image/imaging of God in spouse Dishonors the image/imaging of God in another
Provides emotional, moral, psychological and relational clarity Produces emotional, moral, psychological and relational confusion
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